American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C June 17-21, 2019

Making Friends, Making Money

People are at the heart of every fiscally sustainable public garden. Good partnerships, whether with the public, your member base, volunteers, sponsors, or other institutions, bring more opportunities for outreach and funding. What creative means have you applied towards recruiting for and strengthening workplace diversity? How have institutional friendships and collaborations enriched your garden’s continued well-being and the economic health and resilience of the greater community?

Targeted Communities:
College & University Gardens
Design & Planning
Development & Membership
Finance & Operations
Emerging Professionals
Marketing & Communications
Small Gardens
Sustainability
Volunteer Engagement

Program Selection Committee Contacts:
Elisa Heikkila

Associate Director of Development
San Francisco Botanical Garden
(415) 661-1316 ext. 312; eheikkila@sfbg.org

Lauren Smith Hong
Annual Fund & Membership Officer
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University
(919) 668-5253; lauren.smith.hong@duke.edu

Amber M. Ramirez
Program Director, Estate and Gift Planning
Desert Botanical Garden
(480) 941-3507; aramirez@dbg.org